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examinationPhysical examination Medtalk The physical evaluation of a Pt and relevant organ systems, which may be problem-focused, detailed, or comprehensive. See Abdominal examination, Baseline examination, Cardiac examination, Chest examination, Constitutional evaluation, Digital rectal examination, Double setup examination, Evaluation & management services, FLEX examination, Mental examination, National Boards examination, Neck examination, Neurologic examination, Oral examination, Physical examination, Rectal examination, Review of systems, Self examination, Sexual assault nurse examination, Single-organ system examination, Specialty board examination, SPEX examination, Stool examination.
examination(eg-zam?i-na'shon) [L. examinatio, equipoise, balance, examination]
examination under anesthesiaAbbreviation: EUA
bimanual examinationSee: pelvic examination
digital rectal examinationAbbreviation: DRE
The patient should be positioned for comfort, e.g., in Sims position (lying on the left side with knees and hips comfortably flexed). A chaperone and/or a drape should be provided for patient safety, comfort, and dignity. After an explanation of the procedure to the patient, several mL of surgical lubricant are placed on the examiner's glove, usually on the index finger. The examiner visually inspects the anus and perineum, then places the gloved finger on the anal opening while asking the patient to bear down gently. After the finger enters the anus, it is used to sweep circumferentially around the interior of the distal intestine. It is then directed anteriorly (when examining a male patient) to evaluate the consistency, size, and nodularity of the prostate gland. Samples of stool obtained during the exam may be sent to the lab to test them for the presence of occult blood.
Folstein Mini Mental Status ExaminationSee: Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam
Mini-Mental State ExaminationAbbreviation: MMSE
multilingual aphasia examinationAbbreviation: MAE
periodic health examination
periodic medical examinationPeriodic health examination.
physical examinationAbbreviation: PEx
rapid trauma examRapid trauma assessment.
Patient discussion about examination
Q. What is ERD examination?My doctor want to find where is nerve is sprained. How this examonation will help? If the nerve is sprained by muscles or vertebrae what treat may be given by a doctor?
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Q. I had found a lump during self breast examination. I am 23 years old. I had found a lump during self breast examination. I didn’t have pain in my breast. I went to the doctor for checkup. Many tests were done and no treatment is prescribed. No medicines were given. I suddenly found that the lump had almost doubled in size a month after my check with the doctor. They had previously told me that I do not have breast cancer. If that’s the case, why is the lump growing?